South Sound Indoor Playground/Play Place Guide-Last Updated September 18th, 2013
If you found this post searching for South Sound indoor playgrounds, Welcome! I blog exclusively for South Puget Sound families. I hope you make SFM a regular stop.
Even in the rainiest of weather, kids have energy to burn. Here are some options for running and jumping that don’t include puddles!
Don’t forget to check the bouncy house list for more options. I also have a list of area malls and stores with play areas.
For purposes of this post, I decided to stick to places that could loosely be considered play grounds or play areas. When possible, I’ve copied hours and rates directly from websites. I’ve also provided links for you to check out.
South King County
Burien-The Jungle Gym Open play times Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday, and Saturday at varying times, plus monthly date nights, camps, and parties. Go here for the daily schedule and look for, “Open play.”
Tukwila-Family Fun Center Variety of indoor play areas, including the jungle-gym, soft-play facility, Kidopolis for kids 58 inches and shorter. 5.50 admission; socks required. Value packages are also available if you want to use multiple attractions. Look on their website for coupons or specials or in your Entertainment Book. Open daily, all day, except for special closures for private parties.
Kent City of Kent indoor park Opens October 8th! Old dates are up now, but all other info. is still correct. For ages 10mos. to 41/2 yrs. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 9:30-11. Not open every week-check the link for “off,” days before you go. 2.00 first child; 1.00 for siblings; punch cards available. Limit of 3 children per caregiver
Kent-The Metropolitan gym opens their facility to the public during select hours: Wed & Fri 12:00-2:00PM (Ages 1-7) Wed & Fri 2:00-4:00PM (All Ages) Thurs 2:00-4:00PM (All Ages) Sat 12:00-2:00PM (All Ages) Rates Members: $8 – hour / $10 – 2 hours.Non-Members: $10 hour / $12 – 2 hour Date nights and other special events are also offered
Federal Way Trampoline Nation Weekday open jump times begin at 3PM Weekend times start at 10AM high flying, all ages fun on trampolines Be sure to check out their Monday special, and ask about tween and teen nights. We are proudly sponsored by Trampoline Nation. Tell ‘em we sent you!
Federal Way-Federal Way Community Center “Come Play With Me,” indoor gym Mondays and Fridays 9:30-11:30 3.00 per child/punch cards available Bounce houses and a variety of ride on and sensory toys. Coffee provided for the grown-ups!
Auburn The Auburn Gymnastics Center has a weekly open gym for preschoolers on Wednesday mornings from 11:30-12:30 and one for school age children on Fridays evenings from 7:30-9:30 The tot gym is 5.00; the Friday session is 15.00 or 10.00 for members.
Auburn-The city of Auburn Gymnasium at Les Gove Park Indoor playground For ages 5 and younger Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30-11 and Saturdays 9-10:30 2.00 first child; 1.00 each additional child; max of 3 per caregiver. Punch cards available. There are some closures around holiday times. The gym also offers periodic kids’ night out events and other family fun.
Enumclaw-Peak Gymnastics Indoor park Wednesdays and Fridays 12-2 4.00 per child; adults are free. Also hosts date nights/parents’ night out every Friday 7:30-10:30 for kids 3 and up (5 and older preferred) and beginning in October 7-10 Saturdays for up to 5th grade *Peak is encouraging tween age kids on Fridays and younger ones at the Saturday session
Sumner Roach Gymnastics in Sumner Open play Monday, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 1-2:30; they also do date nights 7.00 per child/5.00 members Parental supervision required
Sumner City of Sumner Indooor Playground; link opens pdf Music and toys suitable for kids 1-5. Runs through May; follows Sumner school calendar and is closed on no-school days and holidays. Parent with 3 or more tikes are asked to bring someone to help supervise. Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays Times: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Cost: $3 per child at door or passes available at $25 for 10 visits Site: Robert Miller Gymnasium 15206 Daffodil St. Ct. E, Sumner
Fife-Indoor Play Time and Art (Ages 12M- 5Y) This program is for parents and caregivers with their children, ages 1-5. Children enjoy small and large motor skill activities, art experiences, or group games. Planned activity every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Parents must be present to supervise their children at all times. No registration is required. Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays 2.00/child Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Puyallup Indoor Play Park Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30-11:30 for ages 5 and under. 2.00 for residents; 3.00 for non residents; 1.00 each additional child; punchcards available.
Tacoma-Odyssey One offers a large jungle gym place space as well as an arcade area. Lunch specials available. Check for bogo coupons from the Entertainment book before you go. This is usually a great time in the morning before it gets crowded. 5.95 for kids 2 and up 1.95 for kids under 2 (they’re free if with an older child at the 5.95 rate). Grown-ups free.
Tacoma-University Place UPlay Town Center at Frog and Kiwi Cafe in University Place Town Center Indoor play area with an awesome wooden structure and a nice variety of ride on toys and quality, creative play things. Get a latte in the cafe and watch your little ones play! Open daily but closed on weekends when private parties are booked. Check their fb page before heading out.
Tacoma-Children’s Museum Admission is pay-as-you will; while not strictly a play area, there are lots of places to play and explore Wednesdays-Sundays 10-5 Members only on Mondays; lots of special activities, too.
South Tacoma-The STAR center has an urban adventure area with free play hours. Day passes can be purchased for 5.00. The site still says, “Summer,” but the hours are correct for fall. Open daily; if you want to go at a less crowded time, avoid childwatch hours which is a supervised childcare time for members’ kids using the facility.
Lakewood-Pierce County Parks and Recreation has a new indoor playground for preschoolers at the Lakewood Community Center Tuesday and Thursday mornings. You can register in blocks to save money, or go as a drop-in as space is available.
Gig Harbor- Discovery Village-Children’s Museum and preschool also has a soft play area. Gig Harbor Open Monday-Saturday 10-4
*Be sure to also check out my sponsor, JUMP! in the Bounce House List!
Port Orchard Imagination Station Indoor playground and children’s classes in Port Orchard. Open play Tuesdays-Saturdays
Bremerton Play Kitsap Indoor playground in Bremerton Open play daily Monday-Saturday
Lacey Charlie’s Safari- Huge, indoor play center; daily open hours Check for fb specials before you go.
Lacey Black Hills Gymnastics-Lacey Open play for kids 6 and under Fridays 1o-11:30 7.0o for 5+ Friday evenings 7-8:30
Olympia-Hands on Children’s Museum While not specifically a playground, there are many areas to play and explore. Excellent museum
Olympia Piper’s Playground Indoor play space for young children. Also offers classes and other events
Tumwater Alley Oop Gymnastics-Tumwater Indoor playground for kids 6 and under 11:30-1 Tuesdays and 10-11:30 Friday Open gym for older kids Saturday
For more options, check the Bounce House List for a complete list of bounce houses/inflatable indoor play places in the South Sound.
I also have a list of malls with soft play areas. You’ll find both of those in the menu bar under, “Rainy Day Play!”